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  1. To close this one out. It was the throttle position sensor. It did not leave a hard fault in the memory. Dealer essentially took a "shot in the dark" and replaced the sensor and that solved the problem. thanks everyone!
  2. Your post above is incorrect and you need to check your sources for the flawed information you posted... The transmission in ALL Cayenne's thru model year 2009 is the Aisin 09D TR60SN. ZF does not make ANY replacement parts for any transmissions other than ZF. Aisin is the sole OEM supplier for replacement valve bodies for the 09D TR60SN. The valve bodies that the dealer is currently selling is the exact same design. It has the same casting and solenoid defects as the the failing valve bodies do. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3. As of right now it is the Throttle Positioining Sensor....an 80 euro part. :thumbup: It was tested twice while I was there...and apparently it was within tolerance. But, the technician appeared to almost argue (in a polite manner) with the senior mechanic that this was indeed the fault. I am also having the right side headlight mounting plate replaced while it is there so the dealer can properly aim the headlights.
  4. Well not having an OBD code reader makes it a little hard (durametric not compatible with Mac). I would have thought the CEL should have came on. thanks~
  5. Hello all, I have been lurking around here for almost 2 years. I have a 2006 Cayenne S with automatic transmission with about 70,000 miles. This morning I went to drive it to the car wash. When I went to accelerate onto the autobahn the engine acted as if it were in limp mode. There was no power under load above 3,500 RPM. In neutral the engine will not rev past 4200 RPM. Here is what it is not doing or has been replaced - It starts and idles fine. - plugs and coils replaced last year less than 10 thousand miles ago. - I do not have a check engine light on. I am thinking: 1. MAF sen
  6. "Currently new valve bodies acquired from the Porsche dealer will still be the same flawed design as the originals. The only way to permanently fix the issue is with an upgraded aftermarket valve body." The Porsche replacement is NOT sourced from Asin. It is a brand new part made by ZF in Germany so I assume all of the those issues are solved. There was no core return, I could have taken the old part home! I asked this prior to replacement because I did not want to visit this issue again in another 40 thousand miles. I had my valve body replaced at my dealer in Reutlingen Germany. At the t
  7. It should "pop" into place. If you look at the rotating levar (bar) on the housing tray or platform it should rotate away towards the back of the car.
  8. The exact same thing happend to me yesterday afternoon. I was simply trying to replace the turn signal bulb when the plug felt "funny" coming out. The plastic tabs that hold the round carrier (with metal leads/contacts) to the housing broke allowing the round carrier to move fore and aft inside the housing. After trying fruitlessly to secure the carrier in place I took the car to my dealer and to my delight they were able to secure the round carrier in place well enough to seat the the bulb. So I guess I am eventually out the 700 bucks or so for a used head light assembly. But for now I am
  9. sounds like it is time to replace the transmission valve body. You may get lucky and flush the transmission, but due to what is clearly a manufacturing defect with the shifter solenoids it will need to be replaced. A common malady with Cayennes & Tuaregs of your vintage.
  10. I called sunset and their prices were no different than the dealer here near Stuttgart DE. go figure!
  11. second the motion on the solenoid on the transmission. In the vast majority of cases it is a complete valve body replacement.
  12. Concur even the small amount of fluid from slave cylinder leak if it were to somehow find its way in to the throwout bearing would not harm it (the bearing is sealed). The clutch disk may slip until the fluid burns off.
  13. Just picked mine (06 Cayenne S US Spec) from the dealer in Reutlingen Germany. Total Damage was 3100 USD (2400 Euro). I was told the replacement valve body was a new unit from ZF & there was no core charge. Parts were cheaper here including a 19% VAT than in the US...go figure? You might be able to save a few bucks going to a reputable mechanic/transmission shop. The procedure is pretty straight forward (drain, drop pan, unbolt valve body, bolt new body, check torq, replace filter & pan, refil, test, chk for leaks). If I had more time I may have attempted repair myself. Proble
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